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The Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area (ASCCA) has merchandise for sale!  Purchase one of our branded items as a great way to show your support.  All proceeds go towards the ASCCA.  To make a purchase please contact us at info@crossconservation.org, call us at (403) 931-1042 or come to Belvedere House.

New! Coaster Set - $10.00

(Includes set of 4 coasters with images taken at the ASCCA)

New! Travel Alarm Clock - $8.00

New! Boxed Note Cards - $15.00

(Includes 8 Notecards with photos from the ASCCA and Envelopes)


Stainless Steel Water Bottle- $15

(includes Bottle Tote and Carabiner)


Baseball Cap- $20


Tall Mug- $10



Paradise Preserved - $30.00


This beautifully illustrated hardcover book by Bruce Masterman tells the story of the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area (ASCCA).  It is a story of the history of the visionaries Ann & Sandy Cross and a celebration of the ASCCA. It celebrates the wonderful gift of land and the efforts at educating generations about conservation and nature. 

The book comes with a DVD of a brief history of the ASCCA and beautiful images, most taken by talented Calgary photographer Mike Sturk (sold separately for $7). 

Paradise Preserved is available at major bookstores and at the Cross Conservation Area. All royalties will go to the ASCCA. If you purchase your book at the ASCCA, 100% of the proceeds will go directly to the ASCCA. You will also receive the complimentary DVD.


Wildlife Corridor Study - $30.00

Considering Connectivity: Maintaining Critical Landscape Connections for the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area in a Regional Context

This report is an update of a previous wildlife movement study and covers the use of remote wildlife cameras, including many maps and figures. The Wildlife Corridor Study can be purchased for $30, and includes a CD of the report with high-resolution images. This study was prepared by the Miistakis Institute and the Faculty of Environmental Design at the University of Calgary for the ASCCA in 2008. 



To make a purchase please e-mail us at info@crossconservation.org,
call us at (403) 931-1042 or come to Belvedere House.

area wildlife + plants

Acmon Blue
Plebejus acmon

Habitat:  These butterflies love to lounge by mud puddles

Description:  The Acmon Blue is very similar in appearance to the Melissa Blue.  Both species have dull undersides with an orange band and bright blue inner wings.  However the Acmon blue is typically smaller in size and also has orange band across the inside of its hind wing.

Size:  20-25mm

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